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22 July 2009 @ 11:02 pm
 
We've got big old icky crickets in the basement. They're huge and horrible and make me cringe.

Today, Esme's brought me no less than five cricket limbs. I'm not sure what's happened to the remaining portion of the crickets. They may well be hobbling around, exchanging harrowing stories with one another: "Did you see that one-eyed cat?" "Dude! She took my leg!" "Mine, too. But that's not the worst of it. The entire time, she was," **dramatic pause**, "adorable."
 
 
 
La Petite Souris Scientifiquemelebeth on July 23rd, 2009 03:09 am (UTC)
You just made water come out of my nose.
Kel: Jack*grin!*ladyjoust on July 23rd, 2009 03:14 am (UTC)
I'll call that a win.
Kathy: Lilo & Dolltoosha on July 23rd, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
If they look like giant armored Daddy Long Legs they're called Cave Crickets. I HATE those things. They cause me to have amazing bursts of strength so I can drop things like 50lbs of corn syrup on them.

Don't ask about the Corn syrup. This was 22 years ago & Dad was still at Nabisco.
Kel: fighting evilladyjoust on July 23rd, 2009 03:33 am (UTC)
That's them! They're horrid! I'm not sure how knowing they're called Cave Crickets makes them even worse, but it does.

Also, **memo to myself:** don't freak Kathy out when she's anywhere near a huge tub of corn syrup. Disaster WILL ensue.
Adrienne C.adrienne429 on July 23rd, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
That's so cute.
Fjordhopper: belle - nastyfjordhopper on July 23rd, 2009 09:58 am (UTC)
We have cave crickets too. Mokey likes to play with them (and I think he does get some of the ones that are in the basement) but Dakota is my brave-bug-hunter-protector-of-the mommy and will kill them if they come upstairs. Dakota also thinks that they taste yucky, he always spits them out, although I have seen him eat other bugs that he may catch. He got one for me yesterday. yuck! those things freak me out!
Aifacat: Remy. On. Crack.aifacat on July 23rd, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
I suspect that Esme's been having some snack time. I used to have a cat that LOVED to eat crickets and beetles. I'd walk into the bathroom are hear him crunching his latest capture, lol...

I like crickets though - except when they're loud when I'm trying to sleep! Then they must be evicted or DIE.
Janet: laugh/crygoodnite_gracee on July 24th, 2009 03:37 am (UTC)
I love how you make me laugh, even when things are awful for you! And your friend's comments are just as great..! Gods, I needed that today!
Kel: sir didymusladyjoust on July 24th, 2009 03:45 am (UTC)
I live to serve. :)

Good to see you post. I was thinking of you today, and hoping all was well.
ext_202116 on August 2nd, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC)
it's rare that a creature is fierce and as cute as a button at the same time--glad you found one. :)